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Flight Hack – Booking cheap flights tickets to Cambodia in 2023

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Visa, Flight To Vietnam & Indochina

Are you planning a Tour to Cambodia and looking for a flight from your country to Cambodia? Whether you're flying one-way or round-trip, here are some pointers to help you get the best deal and have the best flight experience possible.

1. When is the cheapest time to fly to Cambodia?

Most visitors to Cambodia visit between November and March, as this is the best time to do most of the activities that you may want to do in the country. If you want to avoid crowds and pay less, the best time to visit Cambodia is from May to early October.

2. Which airlines operate flights to Cambodia?

Remember that your route will always include at least one stopover, regardless of which airline you choose or which native English-speaking countries you are traveling from.
You have two options for your connecting flight to Cambodia once you arrive in the stopover city: 

  • Using the same airline for the first leg of your journey, as long as they serve either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap airports. This is more convenient and will smooth out your transfer.
  • Using a different airline, such as AirAsia, which frequently serves Cambodia airports. It is frequently a less expensive option, but you must allow enough time between flights to avoid delays.

2.1. From UK

There are numerous daily flights, many of which are nonstop, from London Heathrow to Southeast Asian cities, with some airlines offering connections to Phnom Penh. Flight times vary according to the route. The most direct route is via Bangkok, which takes approximately 12 hours from London, plus an additional 1 hour to Phnom Penh.
You can also fly via Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City. There are also a growing number of connections via the Gulf, though these will require at least two stops.
Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines have some of the most affordable fares to Cambodia, with return flights to Phnom Penh starting at around US $850.

2.2. From USA & Canada

It is quickest to fly from the east coast of North America to Cambodia via Europe, which will take approximately 20 hours. From the west coast, however, it may be faster and less expensive to fly west via an Asian city such as Hong Kong or Taipei (the latter has direct flights to Phnom Penh on EVA Air).
There are daily flights from New York and Los Angeles to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, with connections to Phnom Penh in all of these cities. Fares to Phnom Penh from both the east and west coasts begin around US $1300.
Low-season return fares from Toronto to Phnom Penh start around US $1400, and from Vancouver, they start around US $1100.

2.3. From Australia

Flights from Australia to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City are plentiful, with connections to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap available. Flights from Australia to Phnom Penh start around $500 in the low season and $750 in the peak season.
The most convenient routes usually include a single stop in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Travel time from Sydney or Melbourne is approximately 13 hours, and travel time from Perth is approximately 10 hours.

3. Getting to Cambodia from neighbor countries

There are no direct flights from Europe, Australia, or America to Cambodia as of yet. Tourists from those areas must all transit through Vietnam and Thailand. As a result, knowing how to get to Cambodia from these neighboring countries, as well as Laos and Myanmar, is important.
Cambodia is bordered by Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos and has three international airports (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville). As a result, you have the option of traveling to Cambodia by plane or crossing the border.
We will go over how to get to Cambodia from each of its neighbors in the sections below.

3.1. From Vietnam

You can get to Cambodia by flight or by crossing the border from Vietnam. The flight to Cambodia is served by three international airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. If you want to travel to Cambodia by land, there are seven border crossings to select from.

From Vietnam to Siem Reap

Every day, there are numerous flights from Vietnam to Siem Reap, which serves as Cambodia's tourist center.
Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Air offer three direct flights per day from Hanoi. The flight lasts roughly two hours and costs between $76 and $125 for each ticket. You can also transit in Luang Prabang with Vietnam Airlines. Because you do not need to change flights during the transition, the flight is still convenient.
Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air have more than four departures every day from Ho Chi Minh City. The flight will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and will cost between $100 and $200 for each ticket.
There are very few flight options from Danang. Cambodia Angkor Air only operates one flight every day. The flight is almost 2 hours long and costs over $120 per ticket.
Other tourist destinations, such as Halong, Nha Trang, or Phu Quoc, will require you to locate a connecting flight via Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Da Nang.

From Vietnam to Phnom Penh 

Despite being Cambodia's capital, there are fewer flights from Vietnam to Phnom Penh than there are to Siem Reap.
There is no direct flight from Hanoi at this time. The best option is to fly via Vientiane or Ho Chi Minh City. This is still a convenient alternative because you do not have to exit the plane during the transition. 
The option via Vientiane is more expensive (about $230-250 per ticket), but it takes less time (around 3 hours and 20 minutes including transit time).
The option via Ho Chi Minh City requires a longer travel time (about 5 hours total), but it is less expensive ($150/ticket).
There are at least five direct flights every day from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh, provided by Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines, or Qatar Airways. The flight lasts approximately one hour and costs between $72 and $170 for each ticket.
You must travel to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi from other locations to catch an aircraft to Phnom Penh. 

3.2. From Thailand

The majority of tourists visiting Cambodia will indeed arrive in Bangkok before continuing to Cambodia. There is also the option of traveling to Cambodia via one of the two countries' several border crossings.

From Thailand to Siem Reap

There are direct flights to Siem Reap from Bangkok and Phuket.
Having said that, there are daily frequent flights from Bangkok to Siem Reap. The flight will last approximately one hour and will cost more than $100 for each ticket for full-service carriers (half price for low-cost flights).
Thai AirAsia now operates three weekly flights from Phuket to Siem Reap. The flight lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and costs approximately $90 for each ticket.

From Thailand to Phnom Penh

It is the same story as in Siem Reap. There are approximately 15 departures each day from Bangkok, run by Thai Airlines (Bangkok Airways or Thai Airways), Cambodian Airlines (Cambodia Airways or JC International), and some low-cost carriers (Thai AirAsia, Thai Smiles, or Lanmei Airlines). The flight will take approximately one hour and will cost more than $100 for each ticket for full-service airlines (half price for low-cost flights).
There are only four Thai AirAsia flights per week from Phuket to Phnom Penh, which take more than an hour and cost roughly $50 per ticket.

3.3. From Laos

There are direct flights from 3 international airports of Laos (Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and Pakse) to Cambodia.

From Laos to Siem Reap

There are direct flights from Luang Prabang and Pakse to Siem Reap.
From Luang Prabang, you can fly with Vietnam Airlines (direct flight) or Lao Airlines (most departures transit through Pakse, although certain days have direct flights). The direct flight will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and will cost between $140-180 per ticket. If you choose the Lao Airlines transit trip, it will take roughly three and a half hours and cost $160-190 for each ticket.
There is usually one departure each day from Pakse to Siem Reap (the flight departs from Luang Prabang and makes a shortstop in Pakse to pick up clients from here to Siem Reap). The flight will last around an hour and will cost between $120-150 for each ticket.
If you depart from Vientiane, you must arrange your connecting flight in Pakse or Bangkok.

From Laos to Phnom Penh

There is just one daily flight from Vientiane to Phnom Penh, operated by Vietnam Airlines. The flight will take one hour and twenty minutes and will cost $140-170 for each ticket.
You must travel through Vientiane or Bangkok from Luang Prabang. You will need to transit to Siem Reap from Pakse.

4. How to move from Phnom Penh airport to the center


Taking a taxi is the best way to get around because you will always have your luggage with you. Taxis are lined up right outside the arrivals terminal. Airport taxis offer standard fares, eliminating the need for travelers to negotiate to get a good price. Fares range from $12 to $18, depending on the specific destination. You can find cheaper rates when booking with taxi apps like Grab, with prices starting at 6 USD and subject to change throughout the day.

Tuk tuk

If you are traveling alone, you can save some money by taking a tuk-tuk. Similar to taxis, you can find tuk-tuks lined up outside the arrivals area of Phnom Penh airport. Airport tuk-tuks charge a flat fee of 9 USD. You can also book a tuk-tuk through apps like Grab.


The air-conditioned city bus is the cheapest option, with a fare of only $0.4 and a travel time of about an hour. You can find the bus stop for bus line 3 outside the airport. Each trip is 10–15 minutes apart, operating from 05:00 to 20:30 daily.

5. How to move from Siem Reap airport to the center


Taxi service is right outside Siem Reap airport. You can order a taxi at the airport taxi service 18 USD for 15 USD, and it takes about 20 minutes to go to the city center. If traveling in a group of more than 4 people, you can book a private car with prices starting from 18 USD.


If you want to try the local transport, you can catch a tuk tuk outside the airport. These airport tuk tuks charge a flat fee of 9 USD for the journey to the city center. Tuk-tuk at the airport's parking lot exit are usually cheaper, about 4-6 USD. Be sure to protect your personal luggage and possessions when going on a tuk-tuk, as you may encounter pickpockets and thieves.

The information provided above is for your reference for booking flight tickets to your upcoming Cambodia Tour; we hope it is useful and assists you in having the most enjoyable experience possible. What are you waiting for? Do not delay in booking a flight to Cambodia and take a look at our attractive Cambodia Tour Packages!